Review – Dirty For Me (Motor City Royals #1) by Jackie Ashenden

July 22, 2016 Review 0

Review – Dirty For Me (Motor City Royals #1) by Jackie Ashenden

Ezekiel "Zee" Chase has a complicated past. Born into a family whose wealth grew from the seedy world of big-time crime, he ran away as a teenager and made a home for himself on the streets of Detroit. By day, the mechanic works at a local garage. But by night, he throws down with the best of them in Detroit's gritty underground fighting scene. With all those muscles, he's never had trouble with women--until he meets one who challenges him to the greatest fight of his life. . .

Tamara Eliot is a hardworking corporate high-flyer who appreciates the finer things in life, from her expensive perfume to her designer handbags. More than anything, though, she likes to be in control--and when Zee explodes into her life, she feels anything but. He's the definition of a bad boy: brash, fiery, and of course, irresistibly hot. And there's a darkness about him that keeps her coming back for more. As Zee takes Tamara deeper into a world she never knew existed, she just might prove to be the one opponent he won't be able to dominate--at least not without some pleasurable convincing . . .

Title: Dirty For Me
Author: Jackie Ashenden
Other books by this author that we've reviewed: Hold Me Down, Take Me Deeper, Take Me Deeper, Wrong For Me
Series: Motor City Royals
Other books in this series that we've reviewed: Wrong For Me, Sin For Me
Published by Kensington
Source: Publisher
Published: July 26th 2016
Genres: Contemporary Romance, Romance
Pages: 288
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Stars: four-stars
Flames: three-half-flames
I received this book for free from the Publisher or Author in exchange for an honest review, or I purchased it with my own funds. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
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DIRTY FOR ME is a good story with flawed, gritty, complex characters.  I can’t say I liked Zee or Tamara but it that didn’t stop me from getting into their story and rooting for them.  Their chemistry is unwanted but hot.  Neither is looking for the other but they can’t seem to stop themselves.  I liked the tension that added to the story.  Their relationship is dysfunction but that very trait leads to interesting situations and interactions and has the reader hoping Zee and Tamara find their way.  These two both need someone who understands and cares for them.  The tender moments each offers the other are particularly heartwarming.

There was a lot of additional tension from the situations both find themselves in with their vastly different, but equally flawed, parents.  I think this could have been explored even more.  The resolution to their problems was OK but a little too easy.  I’m skeptical that Zee’s threat against his dad would keep Joshua Chase away from his son or Tamara permanently.  And how do we know that Tamara’s threat would hold any weight on behalf of her parents?  She’s assuming her father isn’t in cahoots with the elder Chase or that Chase isn’t blackmailing him.

I can recommend this book and I’ll look forwarding to reading other Ashenden books.

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